Troy Polamalu suffered a mild concussion late in the game during Sunday’s matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was checked out on the sidelines after a hit on Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew. It was big stop and impressive play, but Polamalu’s head did connect with Jones-Drew’s legs. Ryan Clark also subsequently headbutted his fellow safety, celebrating the tackle. As a preventative measure, the Steelers decided to hold him out and kept him off the field during Jacksonville’s final two offensive series.
Coach Mike Tomlin reiterated after the game that Polamalu was held out as a precaution. The coach did confirm that Troy was suffering from “concussion-like symptoms.” Despite the early ending to his day, Polamalu notched 5 tackles on the day, including one for loss.
The safety left Heinz Field after the game without speaking to the media. His status for next week’s game in the desert against the Arizona Cardinals will be updated this week, with more clarity hopefully coming on Tuesday.
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